The 2021 Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium (QIPSS) will be done digitally.

Event Information

Monday, May 17, 2021

Abstract presenters will be presenting on May 17 from 3:30pm-5:00pm.



2021 QIPSS will start off with a opening remarks (visit zoom link below), followed by 5 presentation groups.  Presentation schedule is below and audience can visit their desired presentation group by clicking on the link below.  

Time Schedule

coming soon  

Zoom Links


Opening Remarks

Zoom link - Click here

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Planning Committee

RSC Steering Committee

  • Alpa Vyas, VP
  • Amy Lu, MD
  • Barbara Mayer, RN
  • Christopher Calkins, MD
  • Christopher Sharp, MD
  • Cliff Schmiesing, MD
  • Carl Gold, M.D.
  • Christine Henley, RN
  • David Crichton, CPHQ
  • David Larson, M.D.
  • David Magnus, PhD.
  • Eric Hadhazy, MS
  • Hirut Truneh, M.D.
  • Jessie Kittle, MD
  • Justin Slade, MD
  • Karen Frush, BSN, MD, CPPS
  • Katherine Werbaneth, MD
  • Katie Kvam, M.D.
  • Lance Downing, M.D.
  • Larry Katznelson, M.D.
  • Lauren Destino, M.D.
  • Lisa Shieh, M.D., PhD
  • Nanette Trias
  • Nilushka Melnick, MPH
  • Patty Duhon, RN
  • Paul Maggio, MD
  • Paul Mohabir, MD
  • Rosie Flores
  • Ryan Ribeira, MD
  • Sam Shen, M.D.
  • Sharon Hampton, RN
  • Stephanie Harman, MD
  • Steven Chinn, DPM, MS, MBA, FACHE, CJCP, CPHQ
  • Tom Caruso, MD
  • Tricia Britt, RN
  • Winnie Teutenberg, MD

RSC Executive Committee

  •  Swati Yanamadala, MD (outgoing co-chair)
  • Haley Manella, MD (outgoing co-chair)
  • Erna Forgo, MD (incoming co-chair)
  • Joshua Jaramillo, MD (incoming co-chair)
  • Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD, FHM (Program Director)
  • Luisa Fernandez - Program Coordinator

Graduate Medical Education Office

  • Larry Katznelson, M.D.  Associate Dean for GME
  • Ann Dohn, MA, Director, GME
  • Thang “Trey” Huynh-Ngo— GME Program Manager
  • Matt O'Neill - GME Technicial Coordinator